Record breaking Rogers

Tom Rogers (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

Former Gisborne power hitter Tom Rogers hit the highest ever one-day domestic score by a Victorian man on Wednesday, but it was not enough to secure the win against New South Wales.

Opening the batting, Rogers blasted a massive 196, his first List A century and the sixth-highest score in domestic one-day history, helping the Vics reach 311.

Rogers fell just short of a double century, caught in the deep as he went for the big shot to bring up 200.

The loss took the gloss off Rogers’ outstanding innings, which surpassed Aaron Finch’s unbeaten 188 as the highest one-day domestic knock by a Victorian.

Rogers took full toll of the short North Sydney boundaries to hammer 15 fours and 15 sixes.

That’s the second most sixes in an Australian domestic one-day game, behind D’Arcy Short’s 23.

While Rogers ran amuck, he was the only Victorian batsman to savage the NSW bowlers and that proved crucial.

Apart from Peter Handscomb’s 52, no other Victorian scored more than 20.

Due to a 30 minute rain delay in New South Wales’ innings the target score was revised, as they easily got to 3-256 off 40.5 overs, giving them a seven wicket win with seven balls remaining.

While Rogers was the player of the match, NSW opener Daniel Hughes got their innings off the a great start with his 119.

Victoria’s loss means they will not be in the final, with NSW’s win giving them the finals hosting rights over Western Australia.

Victoria missed out on the Marsh Cup top two by just net run rate.